Not that his murders had anything to do with Islam, of course. “Sgt. shot five times fingers Hasan as Ft. Hood gunman,” from AP, October 13 (thanks to all who sent this in):
FORT HOOD, Texas — A sergeant shot five times during last year’s rampage at Fort Hood said Wednesday he recalled lying on the floor and locking eyes with Maj. Nidal Hasan after the Army psychiatrist cried out “Allahu Akbar” and unleashed a burst of gunfire into a crowd of soldiers preparing for deployment.
Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford said the light from a laser-guided weapon soon trained on him, and he closed his eyes.
Lunsford, who lost most of the sight in his left eye in the attack, was the first in a long line of victims who will come face-to-face with Hasan at a military hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for him to stand trial.
Hasan, 40, is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5 Fort Hood attack — the worst mass shooting at an American military base.
Lunsford testified that Hasan pulled weapons from his Army combat uniform and shouted “God is Great,” in Arabic.
“I was wondering why he would say ‘Allahu Akbar.'” Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford said….
Hmmm, I cannot imagine!
“Maj. Hasan and I made eye contact,” said Lunsford. “The laser (on the weapon’s barrel) comes across my line of sight. I closed my eyes. He discharged his weapon.”…
Hasan, who has been paralyzed from the chest down since Fort Hood police officers fired at him during the rampage, was expressionless throughout the morning session. He wore his Army combat uniform and pulled a blanket around him while sitting in his wheelchair….
This bloodthirsty jihadist ought to have been forbidden to wear his Army uniform at his trial for murdering Army personnel in the service of his only true allegiance, to Allah and Islam.
Witnesses have said Hasan used two personal pistols, one a semiautomatic, to take some 100 shots at about 300 people at Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Processing Center, where soldiers were making final preparations to deploy….
Security has been tight at the Fort Hood courthouse, where soldiers at newly installed barriers restricted traffic. Patrol cars cruised the area. Bomb-sniffing dogs scrutinized vehicles. A small group of reporters allowed into the courtroom went through metal detectors, while photographers outside were blocked from any view of Hasan arriving….
Why all the precautions? You’d almost think they were expecting someone to mount a revenge attack for Hasan’s trial. But who might want to do such a thing? I thought he was a lone gunman!